Finance Ministry Press Release Regarding Compliance Window Under Black Money Act

The Ministry of Finance has issued a Press Release dated 01.07.2015 stating that 30th September, 2015 is the date on or before which a Person may make a Declaration in respect of an Undisclosed Asset Located Outside India Under the Compliance Provisions of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015; It is also stated that the last date by which a person must pay the tax and penalty in respect of the undisclosed foreign assets so declared shall be the 31st day of December, 2015.


Ministry of Finance
Press Release dated 01-07-2015

Dates For Compliance Window Under Black Money Act Notified; 30th September, 2015 is the date on or before which A Person may make a Declaration in respect of an Undisclosed Asset Located Outside India Under the Compliance Provisions of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015;

Last Date by which a Person must pay the Tax and Penalty in Respect of the Undisclosed Foreign Assets so Declared shall be the 31st December, 2015.

The Central Government has notified the 30th day of September, 2015, as the date on or before which a person may make a declaration in respect of an undisclosed asset located outside India under the compliance provisions of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 (‘Black Money Act’).

The last date by which a person must pay the tax and penalty in respect of the undisclosed foreign assets so declared shall be the 31st day of December, 2015.

Detailed features of the compliance window are notified separately.

This is in tune with the announcement made by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, in his Budget Speech this year, that a comprehensive new law to deal with black money stashed away abroad would be enacted. The Bill to enact the proposed new law was passed by the Parliament in its Budget Session. The Bill received Presidential assent and became law on 26 th May, 2015. The Act provides for separate taxation of undisclosed foreign income and assets. Stringent penalties and prosecution, including rigorous imprisonment upto ten years and penalty equal to three times of the tax have been prescribed for violation. The Act also provides a compliance window for a limited period to persons who have undisclosed foreign assets which they have not disclosed for the purposes of Income-tax so far.


One comment on “Finance Ministry Press Release Regarding Compliance Window Under Black Money Act
  1. N. Krishnaswamy says:

    If a person has income in a country with which India has DTAA and the person is resident in both India and that country, then the asset created out of the earnings from the PE in that country after paying taxes there, is it necessary to disclose the bank details in that country in the IT return for 2015-16?

    It is not asset crated out of income earned in India stashed in a foreign country without paying tax in India. The accounts are maintained in accordance with the laws of that country.
    Does it apply to income earned in Nepal and Bhutan also, since they are not countries having dealing in convertible currency with India?

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